Loren Andrulis

Partner | landrulis@wnj.com | V-Card | Profile PDF Grand RapidsT +1.616.752.2182F +1.616.222.2182M +1.616.334.0719 Loren Andrulis has assisted clients in transactions and strategic planning for more than 20 years, focusing primarily on corporate, securities and real estate matters. A portion of his practice is also focused on representing mining companies in transactional matters. Given his wide range of expertise, he serves as point person for many of our clients. Loren is co-chair of the firm's Funds and Investment Services Practice Group. He also is chair of the firm... Read More

Loren Andrulis has assisted clients in transactions and strategic planning for more than 20 years, focusing primarily on corporate, securities and real estate matters. A portion of his practice is also focused on representing mining companies in transactional matters. Given his wide range of expertise, he serves as point person for many of our clients. Loren is co-chair of the firm's Funds and Investment Services Practice Group. He also is chair of the firm's Legal Practice and New Business Committees and has often served on the firm's Management Committee, most recently as its Vice Chairman.

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Experience

Corporate

  • Acts as general counsel for closely held businesses in formations, restructurings, joint ventures, acquisitions and sales
  • Served as seller's counsel in stock, asset, real estate and securities transactions aggregating more than $1 billion in recent years
  • Served as buyer's counsel in stock, asset, real estate and securities transactions aggregating more than $500 million in recent years
  • Represents manufacturing, mining, resource, energy, construction, professional and service firms in general corporate matters
  • Represents clients in complex joint venture and strategic alliance matters
  • Represents regional, national and  international companies in consolidations, roll ups and spinoffs of U.S. operations
  • Assists clients who are involved in special public and private financing structures including tax incentives, grants, DOE loan guarantees, brownfield credits, EPA grants, New Markets tax credits, commercial forest and timber management programs and Renaissance Zone programs

Securities

  • Represented securities underwriters and sales agents in more than 20 public and private securities offerings, aggregating more than $1 billion in interests sold, in drug development, dietary supplement, medical device, surgical center, financial services, bio-mass energy, resource and mining companies and other industries
  • Represented issuers and investors in strategic investments and alliances in green energy (bio-mass, cellulosic ethanol, digesters and sequestration opportunities), technology, medical device, real estate, oil and gas and health sectors
  • Represents foundations, institutional investors and high net worth individuals in their consideration and review of hedge fund and other private investments
  • Represents clients in connection with minerals, mining and oil and gas funds and offerings
  • Represents start-up companies in capital raising and follow-on Series A, B, C  and later stage offerings, including common, preferred and convertible instruments
  • Represents private equity, angel and seed capital funds in fund formation matters, capital raising and investing in portfolio companies

Mining

  • Assisted regional, national and international clients in acquisition and/or divestiture of mining and quarry properties within and outside of Michigan
  • Appears before zoning boards and committees to negotiate terms, special uses or other permits necessary for mining and related activities
  • Negotiates with property owners for acquisition, lease and/or royalty agreements
  • Assisted aggregates mining company in successful acquisition of large amount of real property from multiple owners
  • Negotiated stock and asset purchase agreements that cleared the way for clients in the mining and construction industries to acquire new companies
  • Negotiated supply and other agreements for clients in the mining and construction industries
  • Assisted in structuring U.S. and Canadian resource acquisitions and consolidations, including timber and mining interests

Real Estate

  • Represented developers in the acquisition, development, sale and leasing of projects, both large and small, throughout West Michigan
  • Represented general partners and promoters in formation and operation of more than 10 real estate investment funds
  • Represented property owners in obtaining zoning approvals and negotiating agreements with townships and municipalities in the Midwest
  • Represented owners in negotiating financing arrangements with commercial lenders, insurance companies, private real estate funds and REITs

Industries

Practices

Education

  • Wayne State University J.D. 1991 cum laude
  • Kalamazoo College B.A. 1986

Admitted

  • 1991, Michigan

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2011-Present
  • Named to Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006-Present

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
    Business and Real Estate Sections
  • State Bar of Michigan
    Business Law and Real Property Law Sections; Regulation of Securities Committee Member

Teaching and Lecturing

  • Guest lecturer at Michigan State University College of Law and Grand Valley State University Masters of Taxation Program 

Publications

  • "A Real Estate Transaction: The Issues to Consider," Real Estate Finance

Blog Posts

Community Affiliations

  • Schools of Hope Reading Tutor
  • Grand Action Executive Committee Member
  • Habitat for Humanity of Kent County Volunteer
  • Leadership West Michigan 2008
  • United Way of West Michigan Coordinator
  • West Michigan Grand Prix Board and Executive Committee Member
  • Lakeside Community Christian Reformed Church Elder

Speaking Engagements

  • Start Up Michigan JOBS Act Seminar, August 23, 2012
  • "Michigan Business and Tax Update," State Bar of Michigan Upper Michigan Legal Institute, June 9, 2012
  • Presenter at Michigan's Annual Institute of Continuing Legal Education Program on business entities and business law developments (2011-06)
  • Presenter at 2010 Business Law Institute on securities and business law developments
  • Presenter at Upper Michigan Legal Institute on business law developments (2008) 
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education presenter – "How to Start a Small Business" 
  • Numerous speaking engagements to the local bar association, accounting firms, and other professional groups concerning securities, choice of entity, LLCs and LLPs, and real estate matters

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